A 13-year-old boy taken into police custody last week after stabbing his father in their Izumo City home is said to have told a teacher at his junior high school that he wanted to “get even” with his father, it was learned Monday.
The boy told also told a school counselor in November last year that his father had hit him many times after getting angry over his school results.
Notes found in the boy’s bedroom indicate the boy had planned the stabbing, with one note saying that if he wore a raincoat, he wouldn’t get blood on his body. It remains unclear if the boy wore rain gear during the attack, but there was no blood on his school uniform when he was picked up by police.
The boy is believed to have stabbed his father in his neck just after 8 a.m. on July 7, shortly after his mother and brother went to work. He turned up at his junior high school at about 8.20 a.m. and attended his morning classes as usual.
His father was found on the kitchen floor by a colleague at around noon, who called for an ambulance, but the man was pronounced dead shortly after. Police visited the boy’s school and took him into custody. Later at the police station, the boy confessed to killing his father.© News reports